Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

Johor Bahru, highway, Lebuhraya Tebrau
Johor Bahru
highway, Lebuhraya Tebrau
Johor Bahru, view across causeway to Singapore at night
Johor Bahru
view across causeway to Singapore at night

Getting to and away from Johor Bahru

Flight
Senai Airport is served with multiple daily flight by Air Asia, Firefly and Malaysian Airlines.

Train
Trains going to or coming from the Woodlands Train Checkpoint in Singapore stop at Johor Bahru Sentral railway station. The trains continue in northbound direction to Kuala Lumpur and Hatyai (Thailand). In Gemas the line splits and one train line continues towards Kota Bahru.
train Singapore - Kuala Lumpur departs: 8.45am, 1.45pm, 11.30pm
train Singapore - Kota Bahru departs: 5.53am, 7.05pm, 11.30pm (Mon, Wed, Fri)

Bus
The main bus terminal in Johor Bahur is Larkin Bus Terminal.

Bus connections to Singapore
SBS 170, Singapore Johor Express, Causeway Link CW2 - to Queen Street Terminal
Causeway Link CW1 - to Kranji MRT station
Causeway Link CW5 - Newton Food Centre car park

Long-distance bus connections
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Johor Bahru - Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur - Johor Bahru
Johor Bahru - Genting Highlands Genting Highlands - Johor Bahru
JB - Mersing (jetty to Pulau Tioman) Mersing - Johor Bahru
Johor Bahru - Butterworth Butterworth - Johor Bahru
Johor Bahru - Penang Penang - Johor Bahru

 



Excellent alternative online resources:

Wikipidia:Johor Bahru



Things to Do & See
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Legoland Malaysia
Malaysia's first international theme park in Johor at the southern tip of the Peninsula close to the second Link to Singapore. ... more

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Transport
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Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal
Larking Sentral (formerly Larkin Bus & Taxi Terminal) is a main bus terminal for local and long distance buses in Johor Bahru, it is located about 5min north of JB city centre ... more
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JB Sentral Railway and Bus Terminal
Johor Bahru Sentral is the southern terminus of the KTM railway line linking Malaysia and Singapore and a major local bus terminal. It is connected to Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex and Johor Bahru City Square shopping center. ... more

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